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Monday, 3 August 2015

3 August 2015. Translated Russian Demot… M I Koshkin… Creator of the Legendary T-34 Tank

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For more information on M I Koshkin, click here.



Saturday, 21 September 2013

21 September 2013. RIA-Infographics. Project 949A Antei Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Submarines (SSGN/PLARK)

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. Project 949A Antei Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Submarines SSGN PLARK. 2013


The famed submarine K141 Kursk, lost in northern waters under murky circumstances, was of this class.



Nuclear-powered Cruise Missile Submarines (SSGN/PLARK) of the Project 949A Antei class have the mission of destroying enemy aircraft carrier battle groups and other surface targets. Distinguishing characteristics of this class are negligible noise levels, remarkable manoeuvrability, and high submerged speed. To find out more about this class of submarines, known throughout the fleet as “the aircraft carrier killers”, see our infographic.

In the morning on 16 September, a fire broke out during welding on the PLARK K150 Tomsk, at the Zvezda shipyard in Bolshoi Kamen in Primorsky Krai. No one was injured in the fire, and there was no radioactive leakage. The proximate cause of the fire was a violation of safety regulations. The Tomsk was laid down on 27 August 1991 at Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk. On 13 April 1993, the government of Tomsk Oblast  took on sponsorship of the ship, resulting in it being named Tomsk. In July 1996, the submarine was launched. In March 1997, the Tomsk became part of the Northern Fleet; on 9 October 1998, the sub was transferred to the Pacific Fleet, with a homeport at Krasheninnikov Bay in Kamchatka. Click here for technical details of the Tomsk.

16 September 2013




Sunday, 13 January 2013

13 January 2013. RIA-Novosti Infographics. K535 Yuri Dolgoruky: Nuclear-Powered Strategic Ballistic Missile Submarine

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. K535 Yuri Dolgoruky. Nuclear-Powered Strategic Ballistic Missile Submarine. 2013


TsKB MT Rubin designed this series of missile-armed nuclear-powered submarines, and this ship is the lead unit of a series of fourth-generation craft. It was laid down at Sevmash on 2 November 1996 with the name Yuri Dolgoruky.

9 January 2013



Monday, 31 December 2012

31 December 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. New Military Field Uniform

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. New Military Field Uniform. 2012


In December 2012, the Ministry of Defence (Minoborony) proposed a new field uniform. Minoborony projected that the updated uniform, 500 sets of which have already passed state trials in polar regions, tropical regions, Siberia, and Central Russia, would enter general service in the forces by 2014. The new military wardrobe consists of 19 items… underwear, outerwear, jackets, and waistcoats, augmented with several kinds of accessories such as hats, shoes, and gloves. The uniform design employs the latest modern technologies; jackets and vests have water-repellent coating, winter clothing has an insulating layer that doesn’t soak through and keeps the wearer warm. Each uniform has an expected lifespan of at least three years. Minoborony will issue 70,000 uniform sets in 2013. RIA-Novosti received the information on the new uniform patterns from the BTK Group.

26 December 2012



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